Are you looking for a Myotherapist in Balwyn or Kew?

Balwyn North Chiropractic Centre Myotherapist are dedicated to achieving results for every patient in the fastest possible way.

We initially focus spending the necessary time to accurately diagnose the cause of your pain or symptom. Once this is determined, a combination ofsoft tissue therapies such as massage, dry needling, cupping etc are used to improve you health and well being.

With 2 experienced Myotherapist (Ben Draper, Krystal Kaldis) on alternating shifts, there is always a myotherapist available every day.

Conveniently located at 1128 Burke Road Balwyn North, on the border of Balwyn North & Kew East, opposite Kew High School there is plenty of parking at the rear car park.

Balwyn North Chiropractic Centre Myotherapists also service patients in surrounding suburbs such as Kew, Doncaster, Templestowe, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Hawthorn, Eaglemont, Camberwell, Box Hill.

What is Myotherapy?

Derived from the Greek work ‘myo’ meaning muscle, myotherapy is a physical therapy within the Allied Health Profession that specializes in muscle and soft tissue treatment.

Soft tissue represents the muscle, ligaments, tendons and fascia (tissue between muscle) which is prone to malfunction when overused or overloaded leading to all kinds of aches, pains and injury.

Therapy is aimed at relieving myofascial pain – pain or dysfunction that is caused by muscle or fascia, using a combination of deep tissue massage, cupping, dry needling and stretch therapy. This commonly presents as specific tight spots in the body known as trigger points.

When should I see a Myotherapist?

You should see a Myotherapist is you experience:

  • Pain or discomfort in an area of your body
  • Acute muscle,ligament, tendon injury
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Stiffness or reduced range of movement
  • Muscle weakness or change in balance
  • Reduced energy levels or difficulty sleeping

Therapy is aimed at relieving myofascial pain – pain or dysfunction that is caused by muscle or fascia, using a combination of deep tissue massage, cupping, dry needling and stretch therapy. This commonly presents as specific tight spots in the body known as trigger points.

myo) or fascia fascia (tissue between muscle) is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is described by the patient as a ‘deep ache’, lightness’ or tenderness’ in an area. Myofascial pain symptoms can vary in intensity and may radiate to another areas. Reduced range of motion of musdes/joints and the feeling of stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation are common.

What should I expect Myotherapy treatment?

Our Myotherapist will take a medical history according to your presenting complaint and assess your posture, range of movement, apply physical tests and use palpation of muscle and soft tissue to help identify the most likely cause of your pain or injury.

The problem areas will be discussed as well as what treatment our therapist recommends, making sure you are comfortable and happy every step of the way.

Our Myotherapies use a number of different techniques and treatment modalities. The most common myotherapy technique used are:

  • Deep tissue massage: breaks down adhesion and increase blood flow
  • Trigger point therapy: for alleviation of abnormal muscle contraction (lightness’) called trigger points Cknots’).
  • Myofascial therapy: for improving flexibility and mobility of the muscle and fascial unit.
  • Friction: reducing adhesions between fascial layers, muscles and the like. Frictions also promote healing in tendon pathologies as well decreasing pain perception.
  • Myofascial dry needling:  Dry’ Needling is a form of therapy adapted from Acupuncture where fine needles are placed in selected myofacial trigger points to promote healing and desensitize pain referral
  • Cupping Therpay: Cupping, originated from China and Egypt involving the use of suction cups to stimulate blood flow to a particular areas of soft tissue that dramatically reduces pain.

Common conditions treated Myotherapy

  • Chronic Overuse Syndrome
  • Tennis/Golfer Elbow
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Chronic Back Pain including Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain including Frozen shoulder
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle tear or ligament sprain
  • Foot pain including plantar fascitis
  • Shin splints